Law and Gospel, Constitution and Church by S. M. Hutchens

Law & Gospel, Constitution & Church

by S. M. Hutchens

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence of the United States of America)

If you obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth . . . and the Lord will make you abound in prosperity. . . . But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God or be careful to do that which I command you this day, then all these curses will come upon you and overtake you. . . . The Lord will send upon you curses, confusion, and frustration in all that you undertake to do, until you are destroyed and perish quickly on account of the evil of your doings. (Deuteronomy 28)

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